Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards ~Vernon Sanders Law

Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.  You won't have time to make them all yourself.  ~Alfred Sheinwold

Experience is not what happens to a man.  It is what a man does with what happens to him.  ~Aldous Leonard Huxley

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.  ~Proverb

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.  ~Douglas Adams, Last Chance to See

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid.  She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.  ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, Following the Equator, 1897

The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson.  ~Author Unknown

No physician is really good before he has killed one or two patients.  ~Hindu Proverb

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.  ~Auguste Rodin

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.  ~Elbert Hubbard

Experience is what you got by not having it when you need it.  ~Author Unknown

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.  ~Rita Mae Brown

If experience was so important, we'd never have had anyone walk on the moon.  ~Doug Rader

Do you know the difference between education and experience?  Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.  ~Pete Seeger

Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.  ~Soren Kierkegaard

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.  ~Mark Twain
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.  ~Chinese Proverb

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